Sustainability & Environmental
At John Paul Construction we are committed to sustainable development and our objective is to deliver all construction projects without negatively affecting the natural environment. We work closely with our clients, design teams and supply chain to deliver on this.
There are four aspects to our approach to sustainability, all of which are interlinked and interdependent:
- Sustainable construction
- Social sustainability
- Environmental sustainability
- Economic sustainability
Working with design teams, clients and our supply chain we seek to ensure that our projects are designed and constructed to the highest standards in relation to sustainability and environmental impact. Through early engagement we influence green design, material selection, energy efficiency, water management, ecology and waste management. The applications of LEED, BREEAM & BER standards, and our use of Lean construction technology and BIM all assist in delivering more sustainable construction projects.
We have recently completed the first project in Ireland to achieve LEED Platinum V4 level and one of the first 200 projects worldwide to achieve this standard. We have completed numerous projects to LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver standard and BREEAM Excellent and BREEAM Very Good standards.
We are committed to making a positive impact in every community in which we work. Through early engagement, the application of the Considerate Constructor Scheme and local community involvement we ensure that local communities benefit from our presence. We ensure that our construction works are planned in a manner that does not adversely affect or disrupt the local community. We also seek to adopt a local charity in order to give something back in the locality.
Within our own organisation we strongly promote health, wellbeing and mental health with a range of programmes, awareness initiatives and supports to assist both our employees and all who work on our projects in remaining healthy, both physically and mentally. We also continually strive to improve the work – life balance of our workforce
Through graduate and apprenticeship programmes we seek to bring new and young people into the industry and our diversity charter assists in broadening the construction base and helping to develop a sustainable industry.
Our Environmental Management System is certified to ISO 14001:2015 and sets SMART targets on our journey towards achieving carbon neutral construction and zero waste to landfill. Our environmental approach includes a wide range of measures including reduced energy usage; protection of groundwater, watercourses and ecology; sourcing sustainable products and materials; minimisation of waste generation and packaging and diversion from landfill. Through detailed environmental and waste management planning on each project and working with our supply chain we are making great strides in the area of environmental sustainability.
As a long standing economically viable company, John Paul Construction provides security to a significant permanent workforce and through prompt payment of our subcontractors and suppliers we support the economic sustainability of our entire supply chain. Procurement of local subcontractors and suppliers is a priority and is monitored and tracked on all projects. We also support local economies through the use of local services such as in the hospitality and service sectors.
We take a wide-ranging approach to the sustainability of our business and see the protection of the environment and supporting local economies as central to everything we do.
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